In the fire zone, trees can cut both ways

Last week on this page we discussed the challenges facing the state’s power companies following a two-year stretch that saw some of the worst fires California has ever experienced.

Unfortunately, much of the upgraded equipment and other changes put into place by Southern California Edison came after the fires, not before. Today, both SCE in Southern California and Pacific Gas and Electric in the north are facing major lawsuits alleging that their inattention to fire prevention and faulty equi...

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